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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 16, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas NEW BRAUNFELS FRIDAY February 2001 18 pages in 2 sections pages in 2 scctu HERALDZEITUNG 83 Serving New Braunfels and Coma County since 1852 50 cents man accused in Comal assault FROM STAFF REPORTS SAN ANTONIO A San Antonio man arrested for allegedly having sexual con tact with children is accused of committing at least one of the crimes on a school field trip in Comal Andy was taken into custody Wednes day night on two charges one each in Comal and Bexar counties of inde cency with a child by sexual Indecency with a child by sexual contact is a second degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fine up to Neither case involved a Comal County and officials reported who has been a soccer and swimming coach in the San Antonio was not sus pected of involvement with any Comal County These cases involved chil dren from Bexar Sheriffs Detective Tom my Ward The Comal County charge stemmed from a 1 school field trip to Natural Bridge Sconzo was a parent vol unteer on the Huebner Ele mentary School fifthgrade field Ward Comal County is investi gating the 1 field trip to determine whether further charges will be filed against The sex crimes unit of San Antonio Police Department also is investi gating to determine whether more charges will be filed in that The cases came to light about two weeks ago when a Huebner Elementary fifth grader reported sexual con tact with San Antonio detectives were interviewing more pos sible victims Sconzo posted bail and was released from custody By George Homespun raffle for jacket pays off JESSIE Keely Maci Connor Joe Yvette and Csar Castaneda from left show off the autographed George Strait jacket raffled Thursday at the New Braunfels Childrens FROM STAFF REPORTS Jason Lagunas did not have to buy oceanfront property in and he definitely did not get the Golden Gate for the New Braunfels man won an autographed George Strait jacket Thursday and helped a worthy Early Childhood InterventionHtime Spun raised more than selling tick ets for the prized raffled Thursday HomeSpun currently serves 55 Comal County children with conditions from speech delay to cerebral Beverly a HomeSpun speech said money raised from the raffle would be used to provide interven tion equipment and resources for those children and their We offer comprehensive free of Johnson including speech and occupa tional For information about 1095 Bridge call CISD patrons define ideal superintendent BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer Comal Independent School District residents say they want a new superintendent who is honest and will be accountable to the A group of patrons voiced their ideas Thursday at Spring Branch Middle District residents were invited to voice their opin ions about what they want in CISDs new superinten The district has hired the Texas Association of School Boards to head up the search for a new superinten A lot people dont want this said Clyde senior consultant of the TASB Superintendent Search This aint no easy He the new superin tendent has got to be a politi cian and a financial Former Superintendent Jerry Major left earlier this month to become the top administrator for Waco Inde pendent School CISD hired Tony from East Central Indepen dent School District in San as interim superin tendent until a replacement for Major Can be GrSer had four questions for those who participated in Thurs days meeting whats the most out standing feature of CISD what are the major chal lenges that face the CISD superintendent what professional char acteristics are important in a superintendent and what personal character istics are important in a superintendent Those attending the meet ing praised the studentto teacher ratio and the dis tricts funding for the long term growth of the The list of challenges was much The group cited a 20 percent teacher turnover Whats Up Superintendent Search Calendar April 6 Superintend ent application deadline April 16 board to review applications April 19 to eight best applicants interviewed by CISD board April 23 CISD board names up to three finalists or May 3 CISD could choose to name only one finalist April 23 to May 25 CISD board selects new superintendent August 1 new super intendent starts rate that was attributed to poor low teacher difficulty working with the school board and too much money going into ath We are not here to build multimillion dollar shrines to We want the best education for our said Tom parent of two elementary school chil His wife Karen I want someone who is truth not a PR man who is going to hide behind every Speakers said the profes sional characteristics they wanted in a superintendent included financial responsi bility and accountability to the Personal char acteristics the group wanted included honesty and will ingness to speak ones The TASB will recruit can didates from across Texas and the The TASB will take the notes from pub he comments and compile a profile to advertise for appli TASB expects to receive 30 to 40 The appli cation deadline is April Mayor urges homebuilders to get involved CHRIS Mayor Stoney Williams spoke to members of the Greater New Braunfels Builders Association last night at T Bar M urging them to get BY RON MALONEY Staff Writer New Braunfels Mayor Stoney Williams urged area homebuilders Thursday to become politically aware and whose business is air con ditioning contracting firm GuadaComa addressed a crowd of 50 at the Greater New Braunfels Home Builders Association meeting at T Bar M New Braunfels is the sixthfastest growing area in the United Williams That affects and that affects me in my business and in my job as Williams said the population of the Hill Country had more than tripled since In New Braunfels that 58 building permits were In nearly 350 were And thats nothing compared to the extraterritorial jurisdiction and the surrounding Williams The explosion is here and its happen Water will shape the direction of future he Water today is the oil of the Water is the catalyst for the rules were seeing set up Williams Water is going to be a growth control Williams talked about regulation in New Braunfels and in Comal County that will seek to protect water He also described legislation pending in Austin that if seek to give county governments more power to regulate With this type of growth in this good were sometimes seen as the bad guys its our fault all these people are coming Williams Theres a tendency to blame the build ing trade for all the problems we Williams asked how many builders in this area construct spec specu lation A speculation home is a home built for whom there is no buy The builder is taking the risk that a buyer will be See INSIDE Key Code 75 Comal County considering sanitarian to inspect restaurants BY RON MAUQNEY Staff Writer Comal County officials are consid ering bringing a local flavor to inspec tions of restaurants and other food service Commissioners will be asked next week to approve an application for a state grant to fund hiring and start up costs for a county sanitarian Commissioner Jack Dawson snd County Nurse Karon Preiss said a would restaurants and t3ajn food service employees in food safety and Dawson said he hoped some kind of program could be on line for the 2002 county which will be worked on this the state sets food standards and licenses In municipalities as New Braunfels license and inspect restaurants for PAWsON Counties can if they Daw son I think the idea was why do it if the state is doing it he The state lumps Comal County with more than 20 other counties in Texas Public Health Region One sanitarian and one assistant cover the entire area So food inspections in the unincor porated areas of Comal County are not as common as they might be if the county had its own inhouse san Local inspectors can check food ser vices and vendors more often than the can do it better and can do it at no additional cost to restaura teurs or perhaps even county tax Dawson Dawson and Preiss estimated the county would spend a little more than to set up the position hopefully fully or partially offset by a grant and then or a little more each year Fees for licenses and other services provided by the sanjitarisn could See ;